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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    Sailing Solo… Dude, did you store the earlier 2015 model in your garage? It had no off-switch, and would just go flat with no solar charging. But it was nice of the company to replace that one for free for you. I have the newer 2016 version, which is working great. Lots of cool features (such as sharing wind conditions on live wind maps). The documentation says the unit can operate when it arrives, but does not have a full charge. Did you charge it to full before mounting it, like the instruction sheet recommends? It sounds like you also damaged your second battery leaving it flat too long, if it won’t hold a charge. On their FAQ page at SailTimerWind.com, there are some recommended maintenance procedures for lubricating, if the bearings start to make any sound. Also, the company has recently released their new AirGap axle. It is in their next generation anemometer, but is also available as a low-cost upgrade on their accessories page. It says there that the AirGap axle reduces drag and sound with the wind cups, and requires less maintenance and lubrication.